Mother arrested after sons allegedly bring drug paraphernalia to school

A Columbus mother is facing charges after her three sons allegedly took a plate with methamphetamine residue and drug paraphernalia to school. The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department says that the boys found the items in their mother’s bathroom.

Sheriff’s Department Spokesperson Judy Jackson says that at approximately 8:36 a.m. on Tuesday, Detective Will Kinman was

Christine Maxey; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff's Dept.
Christine Maxey; Photo courtesy of the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Dept.

contacted after the brothers, ages 12, 11 and 9, brought the items to school. The boys’ mother, 31-year-old of Teresa Christine Maxey, was arrested on preliminary charges of Neglect of a Dependent. She was booked in the Bartholomew County Jail, where the Sheriff’s Department says she remains in lieu of $7,500.00 bond. Jackson adds that the Department of Child Services was contacted by school officials.